n who kill, quite
literally, for fun, since that is the tribesman's way. Forty years
ago Kipling flashed his searchlight on the life and death of those
youths who guard the northern gateway :
A scrimmage in a border station,
A canter down some dark defile. . .
Two thousand pounds of education
Drops to a ten-rupee jezaiL
Those lines are as true to-day as when they were first written.
Courage you must grant to the judges, steering a straight furrow-
through a jungle of falsehood, trickery, and vituperation ; to the
doctors, sticking to their principles in an enervating atmosphere
of superstition and hostility ; to the business men, fighting a cease-
*Jess battle against rivals to whom the most elementary principles
of business integrity are alien and incomprehensible.
Above all, you *nvst grant it to the women. Apart from the